Maneuvers are common among firefighters. But the exercises that mobilize a hundred firefighters are rarer. Friday, in Chambles, on the road to the castle of Essalois, onlookers stopped, intrigued by the deployment of human and material resources. Above all, they had heard and seen the Dash hovering over the area. And wanted to see it in action, dropping its 12 tons of water on a fire imagined for the occasion. They were not disappointed.
The command post installed at the Château d’Essalois
The exercise starts at 1 p.m. The scenario is inspired by real events ( read elsewhere ). The fire burned three hectares, threatening 100 others above the Grangent dam and rising on the hillsides towards the village of Chambles. The Codis engages four forest fire intervention groups (three from the Loire, one from the Altiliger) and two water support groups.
The command post is installed near the castle of Essalois and teams take…